Law360 (October 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Fewer than 5 percent of civil plaintiffs in state courts received awards of $1 million or more in 2005, according to the first-ever nationwide measure of general civil bench and jury trials, released recently by the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The report, released Tuesday, found that plaintiffs were awarded a total of nearly $6 billion in compensatory and punitive damages in approximately 26,950 civil cases in 2005, the report said, with the median final damages award coming in at $28,000. State juries and judges awarded damages of more than $250,000 to more than 14 percent of civil plaintiffs...
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